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Bilateral Stimulation History and Neural Integration

Session 09 of 15Duration 10mins 46secs

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In this session, Dr Sweeton investigates bilateral stimulation history and neural integration. Dr Sweeton reviews three bilateral stimulation methods: Tactile, visual, and auditory stimulation. Descriptions of each is provided, along with a discussion of the history of bilateral stimulation and neural integration methods. This session is part of the Wisemind.com Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Skills Training Series.

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  1. 01

    Neuroscience of Trauma

    In this session, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton investigates the neuroscience of trauma. She outlines five key brain areas that are altered by traumatic experiences, these are; the amygdala, the insula, the hippocampus, the cingulate and the pre-frontal cortex. Dr Sweeton examines each of these area’s functions and their contribution to PTSD. She discusses how clients tend ...
  2. 02

    PTSD as a Memory Disorder

    In this session, Dr Jennifer Sweeton investigates PTSD as a memory disorder. She examines the role of the hippocampus, the brain’s “memory centre” in the development and experience of PTSD, and provides recommendations for strengthening this area of the brain. Dr Sweeton outlines what happens in the hippocampus both when it is functioning normally and in ...
  3. 03

    The Loss of Self in Trauma

    In this session, Dr Jennifer Sweeton investigates the loss of self in trauma, as it relates to the insula. Dr Sweeton explains how the “interoception center” of the brain becomes dysregulated after trauma, making it difficult to us to connect with ourselves and our bodies. She outlines the various symptoms associated with an underactive insula, ...
  4. 04

    How Neural Networks Work

    In this session, Dr Jennifer Sweeton investigates how neural networks work. Dr Sweeton reviews the main components of neural networks and discusses why working with traumatic networks is critical to recovery from trauma. Dr Sweeton explains the differences between adaptive neural networks and trauma networks. We discover how and why trauma memories become stuck in ...
  5. 05

    Trauma and Avoidance

    In this session, Dr Jennifer Sweeton investigates trauma and avoidance. Dr Sweeton discusses the strong allure of avoiding internal and external reminders of traumatic experiences. While logical, this avoidance can intensify and worsen PTSD symptoms. Dr Sweeton outlines ways we can take small steps toward non-avoidance. She highlights how these steps can create significant changes ...
  6. 06

    Adaptive Information Processing Model

    In this session, Dr Jennifer Sweeton introduces the Adaptive Information Processing Model, the model from which EMDR was developed. Dr Sweeton discusses the hopefulness inherent in this model, and how PTSD can keep us “stuck” in maladaptive information processing patterns.This session is part of the Wisemind.com Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Skills Training Series.
  7. 07

    How EMDR Heals the Brain

    In this session, Dr Sweeton investigates how EMDR restores healthy brain functioning, helping clients reduce arousal and reactivity symptoms, reconsolidate memories, regain a sense of self, build dual awareness, and alter frozen, maladaptive neural networks.This session is part of the Wisemind.com Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Skills Training Series.
  8. 08

    Overview of the Eight Phases of EMDR

    In this session, Dr Sweeton provides us with an overview of the original eight phases of EMDR, summarising the objectives of each phase. Dr Sweeton explains how there are a lot of variants and different ways to do EMDR depending on a client’s condition and age, though She chooses to focus on the original eight ...
  9. 09

    Bilateral Stimulation History and Neural Integration

    In this session, Dr Sweeton investigates bilateral stimulation history and neural integration. Dr Sweeton reviews three bilateral stimulation methods: Tactile, visual, and auditory stimulation. Descriptions of each is provided, along with a discussion of the history of bilateral stimulation and neural integration methods.This session is part of the Wisemind.com Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) ...

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